“His fingers touched the strings, and all my thoughts were displaced. The sound was pure and sweet as water, bright as lemons. It was like no music I had ever heard before. It had warmth as a fire does, a texture and weight like polished ivory. It buoyed and soothed at once.”

- Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles, page 34


@litladiesnetwork’s second event ➝ favorite minor female characters
      ↳ cassandra, trojan women & agamemnon

these are the men you fear? pity them! and pity most of all the bridegroom general. agamemnon. for when he carries me with him, he carries his death.

I’ll just never get this “Achilles is straight“ thing like ??? the heck man, Homer himself wrote it both in The Iliad and Odyssey that Patroclus and Achilles were lovers BUT modern critics say “they were like brothers Achilles loved Briseis“ first of all you dumbos, Briseis (I love her, nothing againist Bri) was Achilles’s war prize and Patroclus - his companion, not vice versa. Second, when Briseis is taken from Achilles, he’s just angry at Agadamnon and cries, refusing to rejoin the war, but then he loses Patrolus, joins the war again for Patroclus and he becomes a fcking terminator.

So Patrochilles is /was/ canon and Alexander the Great was Patrochilles trash *squeals*

KASSANDRA : Look the
cup of my pain is already poured
                            out why
                            did you bring me
                                       here was
                                       it for this
                                       was it for this
                          was it for—
—  Aiskhylos, Agamemnon (tr. by Anne Carson)